President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s special envoy to Europe and the Americas, Uebert Angel Snr, has written to the ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education seeking permission to conduct seminars on the impact of sanctions on the Zimbabwean economy.
Zimbabwe has been under sanctions since the turn of the millennium when Western powers imposed the restrictive measures after the Southern African country had embarked on the Land Reform programme during which gross human rights violations were recorded.
In his letter to the ministry’s secretary, seen by Pindula News, Angel, also known as Uebert Mudzanire, said the seminars will also focus on entrepreneurship and business leadership. He said in a letter dated 12 May:
Dear Permanent Secretary Prof. F Tagwira
Re: Request for Support for One Hour Seminar
Office of the Presidential Envoy and Ambassador at Large seeks to conduct a series of seminars across tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe. The seminars will be focused Entrepreneurship, Business Leadership and Impact of Sanctions on the Zimbabwean Economy. The main speaker will be Ambassador Uebert Snr Angel
Following your conservation with our Chief Secretary, Mr Mudiwa Hood, I write this letter seeking your support to ensure that the proposed seminars run smoothly.
He said the seminars will be one-hour sessions.